Vida Diane Bocock, 65, poured her love into friends and family

Veda D. 'Diane' Bocock
Veda D. ‘Diane’ Bocock

Vida Diane Bocock, 65, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, she was the daughter of the late Bruce J. Hoffman and Dorothy Spruill Erekson. She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, William Erekson.

She retired after many years of dedicated service in the grocery business. Diane poured herself into those she loved and embraced building family memories. She used her many creative talents quilting, crafting and cooking to shower those she loved. She enjoyed all things Disney, John Wayne, and the childlike magic of Christmas.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Jim Bocock; stepchildren, Shannon Bocock, David Bocock (Mitzie), Kristen Fowler (Scott) and Tara Poey (Tom); grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Andee, Alex, Alexus, Haley, Noah, Camden, Jaden, Alex, Jonah, Maddox and Kyla; sister, Deborah Babb (Melvin); niece, Megan; and special canine buddies, Syndey and Scooter. She had a special relationship with her best friend of 46 years, Jeannette Lister, and children, Stephen Lister (Jaime and their family, Coriann and Sam) and Kelley Ryan (Brad and Diane’s goddaughters, Kayla and Morgan). She also leaves behind her Bee sisters and many special friends.

The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers of Sentara Leigh and Sentara Princess Anne Hospitals for their professional and compassionate care.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to services. To celebrate Diane’s love of Christmas, the family requests that everyone dress festively if they choose.

Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.

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